Headlines for Saturday, September 23, 2006

  • Bastille wins the John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup by a neck.

    Bastille Has His Day in Schapiro Memorial BC

    Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone's stalking Bastille prevailed in a hard stretch drive over Fishy Advice to win the $200,000 John D. Schapiro Memorial Breeders' Cup by a neck on the turf at Laurel Park.

  • Vestrey Lady Rides Again in La Lorgnette

    Harlequin Ranches' Vestrey Lady, ridden by Jim McAleney, made every pole a winning one in Saturday's featured $134,400 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine.

  • Green Vegas, Gal Wonder Win 'Sun' Previews

    Luis Olivares' 2-year-old colt Green Vegas turned in an impressive performance to win the $141,375 Foolish Pleasure Breeders' Cup Stakes at Calder on "Festival of the Sun" preview day Saturday. Gal Wonder went nearly wire to wire to win the $138,375 Brave Raj Breeders' Cup Stakes in the filly preview.

  • Strong Contender (right) outlasts Lawyer Ron to post impressive Super Derby win.

    'Contender Packs Big Wallop in Super Derby

    He was reluctant to load, but once John C. Oxley's Strong Contender got rolling, there was no stopping him. The 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon swept past the 4-5 favorite Lawyer Ron to win the $486,500 Super Derby (gr. II) at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Saturday.

  • King of the Roxy wins the Futurity Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D565568%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    King of the Roxy Earns Belmont Futurity Crown

    Team Valor Stable's King of the Roxy, getting better with experience, notched his first graded stakes victory on Saturday when he held C P West safe for a three-quarter-length victory in the 117th running of Belmont Park's $250,000 Futurity (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs.

  • Meadow Breeze wins the Matron Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3Dbloodhorse%253A565563%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Meadow Breeze Blows Away Matron at 34-1

    Willow Rock Stable's 2-year-old filly Meadow Breeze, making her graded stakes debut, came up with the biggest effort of her young career Saturday to win the 100th running of the $250,000 Matron (gr. I) at Belmont Park by a head at odds of 34-1.

  • Perfect Noble Damsel Heist for Karen's Caper

    It's the money time of the year for trainer Bobby Frankel, who is starting to get hot at the right time. He saddled favored Karen's Caper, who got an ideal set up Saturday on the Belmont Park Widener Turf Course under jockey Edgar Prado to win the $155,366 Noble Damsel Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mare at one mile.

  • The Keeneland sales barn was hit by heavy rains that swept through Kentucky overnight, canceling activites throughout the region.

    Kentucky Downs Moves Festival Card to Tuesday

    Continued heavy rain overnight and into Sunday morning has forced Kentucky Downs to move its Kentucky Cup Turf Festival stakes card to Tuesday. The four stakes races have been rescheduled as the first four races on Tuesday's card.